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Our world Travel On 10th May 2007 I fled the UK on a journey around the world with a long list of places to go. Got as far as the Philippines where I met my wife. We got married on 11th May 2010 and are now sharing the experiences of travelling the world together

Laos

LAOS | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [1364]

Wed 6th Feb - After settling went walkabout in Hauy Xia. The main road through the town is geared up for the passing tourist trade with shops and guest houses. Getting off the main road though, is rewarding as the old village is full of traditional ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Chiang Mai to Laos

THAILAND | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [6721]

Tue 29th Jan - It rained heavily last night, which was a relief. The first rain i've seen in over 4 months. Something about warmth and rain is very refreshing. I like the feel of Sukhothai and could spend more time here, but I have to move out into ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Phitsanulok & Sukhothai

THAILAND | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Views [5416]

Sat 26th Jan - Heading north today to Phitsanulok and had planned to go there via Ayathuya by train. The guesthouse owner suggested a better option by bus that would take less time and probably cost less. The Green Leaf Guest House is a really friendly ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Heading north....Ayuthaya and Khao Yoi NP

THAILAND | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Views [1657]

Tue 22nd Jan - Escaping the madness of the city and heading for Ayathuya, 86km to the north east of Bangkok. Regular trains so a leisurely walk to Hua Lampong station. As usual, met by an assistant who asks where you want to go, points you to the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Bangkok revisited.....

THAILAND | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [967]

Sun 20th Jan - It's sunday, and after a day like yesterday, it's time to relax for a change. Walk to Hua Lampong station to pick up train timetables and then onto the Metro to head for Lumphini park. Best off at Silom station for this as it exits ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Kanchanaburi to Bangkok

THAILAND | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [1894]

Fri 18th Jan - Moving on today. Many alternaives on where to go, but decided to head for the floating market down at Damoen Saduak, about 90km south of here. There isn't a direct bus, so you have to go through Ban pong and Rat cha buri. Buses ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Kanchanaburi

THAILAND | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [1824]

Mon 14th Jan - Decided to take a break from Bangkok for a few days or so and head to Kanchanaburi, location of the famous 'Bride over the river Kwai'. Train due to leave from Thonbury-Noi station close to Pier 11. Sounds simple. ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Thailand - Bangkok

THAILAND | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [3799]

Wed 9th Jan - Arrived at the new Bangkok airport (Suvarnhabumi Internaional) aboard Srilankan airways flight UL888 that stopped off on its way to Beijing. Thailand is GMT+7hrs. 30 days free visa on arrival. This airport is ultra modern and ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Sri Lanka revisited....

SRI LANKA | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [1071]

Mon 7th Jan - Back in Sri Lanka for a couple of days ahead of going to Thailand. Now at GMT+5.5 hours. Stopping back in Negombo again but at a different place, the 'Silver Sands' hotel. Good price and faciliies and location ok. Need to relax and ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Maldives

MALDIVES | Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | Views [1503]

Thu 3rd Jan - Arrived at Malé airport aboard Srilankan airways flight UL105 later than scheduled at 2am . Silly time to arrive, but there are limited options with flights and there was a delay leaving Colombo . The Maldives are half an hour ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Views [2691] | Comments [2]

Sat 22nd Dec - Rapid south Indian breakfast at the hotel and free drop-off at the airport international terminal. Sri Lankan Airlines Flight UL122 due to leave at 10:30am for Sri Lanka, so straight to check-in via the usual baggage screening at ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Haridwar to Sri Lanka

INDIA | Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | Views [1586]

Wed 19th Nov - had a good night's sleep and needed it after the day I had yesteray. Also feeling better whi ch helps. Off to catch bus at the UP bus station, which is only 20 minutes walk away. The bus station is the usual mess of buses with not ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Royal Chitwan NP to Haridwar

INDIA | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [2170] | Comments [1]

Fri 14th Dec - I fancied a break from temples and the noise of the city, and so booked myself onto a 2 night/3 day package trip to Royal Chitwan National park leaving this morning. Will be staying at the 'Maruni Sanctuary Lodge' which is inside ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Darjeeling to Kathmandu

INDIA | Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | Views [8702] | Comments [2]

Mon 10th Dec - Checked my bank account last night and noticed that when I was in Varanasi, a void ATM transaction had actually been charged to my account. So, armed with a print-out I headed off to the State Bank of India to sort it out. Straight ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Varanasi to Darjeeling

INDIA | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [6704] | Comments [1]

Thu 6th Dec - Making my escape today upto the cold north again. This time to Darjeeling in West Bengal...a very long way from Varanasi! To get there involve a very bumpy rickshaw ride about 18km to the Mughal Sarai train station, south of Varanasi.... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Jhansi to Varanasi & the holy Ganges

INDIA | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [3012] | Comments [4]

Fri Nov 30th - Picked up train 2644 (Swarna Jayanti) from Mathura junction to Jhansi, but this is just a mid point for getting to Khajuraho. Could do more from Jhansi, but I ' m a bit tired and want to take a break and go somewhere chilled for a ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Rajasthan

INDIA | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [1586] | Comments [1]

Sun 18th Nov - first day of the tour and off around Delhi. Started in old Delhi at the enormous 'Lal Qila' Red Fort. With a perimeter of 3.5km this would take a whole day just to see it. Not much time so only a quick look at the outside. Built ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Rajasthan

INDIA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [1073]

Sun 18th Nov - first day of the tour and off around Delhi. Started in old Delhi at the enormous 'Lal Qila' Red Fort. With a perimeter of 3.5km this would take a whole day just to see it. Not much time so only a quick look at the outside. Built ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Amritsar to Delhi

INDIA | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [3966]

Wed 14th Nov - Off early to catch a jeep to Dharamshala. Shared jeeps are regular at the bus stand area and cost 7 Rs per head. Cost me 14 Rs as my backpack takes up an extra space. On the way to Dhar chatted to a guy referred to as 'The Colonel'.... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Himal-Pradesh

INDIA | Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [3605] | Comments [2]

Wed 7th Nov - The train journey from Delhi to Kalka was really smooth as I could hardly tell it was moving at times....cos it wasn't! Stopped alot and not a clue why. Anyhow, the indian rail network came up trumps again. I wanted to get the 'Toy ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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